Solutions for Hospitals and Laboratories
Andersen Products is now the only company offering Ethylene Oxide sterilisation cycle times as low as 3 hours. Aeration in the cabinet reduces residual EtO levels, so even a flexible endoscope can be in use again in 3½ hours. The EOGas4™ has been approved by the FDA for the sterilisation of endoscopes. The 30 °C EOGas4™ cycle successfully sterilises medicated stents, whilst preserving the biological activity of the drug coating
Our EOGas3™ cabinets are able to run up to 20 loads independently at any one time. 10-6 SAL sterilisation and aeration in the one free standing cabinet. The temperature parameters can be adjusted from 40 °C - 55 °C making it suitable for most devices.
Both systems are available for in-house or sterilisation at our premises in Essex!.
Sterilisation of flexible endoscopes
Flexible endoscopes present special problems due to the long narrow lumens. EtO is uniquely capable of penetrating complex shapes and studies have shown that EtO will sterilise even the longest and narrowest lumens found in flexible endoscopes. EtO is the only re-sterilisation technology approved by major flexible endoscope manufacturers. In addition, additional aeration at 50˚C can reduce residual EtO levels so that the device is available for use on a patient in just 4½ hours.